Tenderfoot Trail

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Tenderfoot Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Boulder, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.6 miles
272 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly


trail running





Directions from Dolores, Colorado: Proceed north on Colorado State Hwy 145 and continue past Priest Gulch Campground approximately 4.0 miles. The trailhead is posted and takes off north from a right-of-way through private property--be sure to securely close the gates you pass through and stay on the trail.

4 days ago

This was a perfect trail for my 3.5 year old and me. Not much elevation. Beautiful views of the divide. 2/3 of the trail is tree-covered. I counted at least 13 different species of wildflowers still blooming today!

2 months ago

Some great views for an easy walk.

2 months ago

No city views - just peaceful, green, rejuvenating nature and mountains. See snow capped mountains in the distance, rolling hills, huge trees, and some cacti and succulents. Instead of going there and back, take Chapman Dr fire trail for a loop.

Like 95% downhill start to end point, uphill on the way back.

2 months ago

It was a nice stroll!

6 months ago

Really nice trail. Easy with some great views.

Great for walking. Mildly trafficed. Beautiful views. A great way to start the day.

9 months ago

Great hike! Great views!

10 months ago

Nice little hike, perfect for hiking with dogs. Definitely check out the Divide Trail overlook!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Great for a short hike near Denver. Nice shady stretches made it okay for our mid-morning hike. Lots of wildflowers and lovely views. We only passed one other person on the trail.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Short, easy, nice to do after work

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Great trail for trail running with the pup although it narrows about 60-70% of the way in. Regardless, the views are beautiful for such a short hike. Worth checking out...

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easy evening hike with a great view

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Trail was still closed unfortunatly. Did the ute trail which was nice and peaceful.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Looks like it would have been a great trail, but it's currently CLOSED for repair until fall! We took the trails across the street on Green Mountain and they were enjoyable!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

A decent trail. The views are great from what you see though the trees and a good view of Boulder. Starting from the east side of the trail is much better as the west side is very steep for almost a quarter of the way. good for bike riders

Monday, November 09, 2015

Pretty trail for a nice outing. Goes downhill steep at places. If you decide to do the loop back, which I recommend, it is very gradual uphill incline. Plenty more spots to stop and take pictures. Not a busy trail during the week. We only ran into a few people on the way back. A Boulder Parks and Rec woman said that just the day before when she was up there was a good 50 people on the trail.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

A little underwhelming. All easy hikes, beautiful view of Boulder and some mountain ranges.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Took some friends who were visiting here for a mild hike. We actually saw a Moose, of all places!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Great trail... Great views

Saturday, June 06, 2015

This trail is BEAUTIFUL and really easy to hike. Once you start descending steeply though, I wouldn't go any further. You go down deep into a valley, and then the trail ends, and you have to turn left and take a trail that is used for mountain biking back up. All in all, not sure why it's classified as a loop trail. Would definitely recommend the first part though!

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

great hike... awesome little spot to have lunch or eat a snack just off the path about a 1/4 mile in... just wonderful

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Beautiful easy hike- great mountain views.

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Great hike!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Fun, easy day hike. Perfect for dogs!

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